Vulcan Centaur

ULA outlines path to inaugural Vulcan launch following upper stage issues

The Blue Origin BE-4 first stage engines of United Launch Alliance’s first Vulcan rocket were successfully test fired June 7 at the Cape Canaveral Space Force Station. Image: ULA. The debut of United Launch Alliance‚Äôs next generation rocket, the Vulcan Centaur, is now scheduled for the fourth quarter of 2023, following an investigation into a …

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United Launch Alliance nears first fueling test on Vulcan rocket

A pathfinder core stage fr ULA’s Vulcan rocket on pad 41 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station earlier this year. The Vertical Integration Facility is pictured in the background.. Credit: United Launch Alliance United Launch Alliance could load cryogenic methane and liquid oxygen propellants into a Vulcan rocket test article at Cape Canaveral for the …

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ULA, SpaceX split military launch contract awards

Artist’s illustration of a Vulcan Centaur launch. Credit: United Launch Alliance The U.S. Space Force announced Tuesday that it awarded $384 million in contracts to United Launch Alliance and SpaceX, giving each company two missions to launch military satellites in 2023. United Launch Alliance won task orders for the USSF-112 and USSF-87 missions. Both launches …

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